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Food Pantry

The roof is repaired and our Food Ministry will start again 

February 16th

Our Food Pantry is here to serve the people of Washington County who need a little help. 

The Pantry Hours are:

Tuesday & Thursdays - 8:00am - Noon

We are closed the 2nd Tuesday of each month for food delivery.

Thank you for visiting our website!

The Washington Baptist Association is located in Chatom AL. on St. Stephens Ave. between the Washington Co. Hospital & Nursing Home and the Washington County Health Department. 

Here you will find information concerning our churches and their ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association strives to complete The Great Commission.

We want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our churches in Washington Co.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to help you find the church that will fit to you and your family.


Please pray for our country and its leaders.


Remember to Pray for your pastors. With everything going on he may feel weighted down with decisions related to this virus. If he consideres canceling services, people criticize. If he doesn't cancel services, people criticize. Pray for him as he seeks God's direction for the hard decisions. He not only has a church family to be concerned with but his own family, kids, parents.....etc. 


From the Director's Desk,

I know it has been awhile since the last newsletter and a lot has happen during that time. The Storm Zeta damaged the office and food room and we finally got all the repairs make to the roof. We are now working in the food room patching the hole with sheet rock, mudding and painting the ceiling. I hope to have the food ministry repairs done and the food room open to hand out food by the middle of February.

One of the many amazing things that has happen, and it really is no surprise to me, is how the Lord works. We have been given a couple of gracious offerings that we can use to help meet needs and minister to people here in Washington County. The Caring Hearts Center, despite closing the store early in the year for about eight weeks, has about 6000 dollars ahead of last years yearly total. Which will also help us minister to a few more of those in need here in Washington County with the social ministries that the Caring Hearts Center provides during the course of the year.

I also want to let everyone know that Larry Daniels, counselor that has been here for fourteen years, from Pathways, a minister of the Alabama Children's Home and Family Ministry, has left and is now in private practice in Mobile.

But we will still continue the family counseling here at the office as soon as Pathways finds the counselor to fill the position that was open when Larry left. As soon as we know here at the office who that will be, we will get the information out to everyone and will continue the counseling needs here in Washington County.

I also am amazed at the hearts of the people in the churches that give to the Christmas shoe boxes and the Christmas backpacks. This year over 800 shoeboxes touch the lives of children and families overseas with the Franklin Graham Ministry.

We also took 246 Christmas backpacks, with over 20 bags of Clothes, and a lot of food , to First Baptist Church of Gallway Tenn. This means that you have touched the hearts and lives of over 1200 children and families for Gospel of Jesus Christ. That does not includes that several families in the churches that reach of to those in need here in our own county.

Again thanks for how you support many different ministry not only here but throughout the world.

Let me thanks all those who in some way helped with Disaster Relief when Zeta hit our county. During this time I learned at least a thousand things about disaster relief and I probably need to learn a thousand more things. But one thought that has come out of this is, it may be time for us to have some sort of disaster relief trailer here in the Association. I know that Leroy has a Disaster relief trailer that is set up for chainsaw and tree removal and they did a great job here, and they need some more men to come aboard to help them. But not all want to do this type of disaster relief.

Two thoughts that has come out of this is maybe we need a laundry trailer or a shower trailer. What I need from everyone is, what is your thoughts on this so I can get the State Board of Missions Disaster Relief team down here to talk to us. We need to know what we have to do and what training would we have to take to make this a possibility for us here in Washington County. This could be a lot of help here but we could also be given opportunities to go were other disaster relief is needed in other area of our nation. This is something that is not going to happen over night, it is going to take a lot of prayer and a lot of planning. It will be discuss at our Advisory Team meetings and our Executive Team meetings. So please be in prayer about his and feel free to give me your thoughts on this.

One of the major changes in our constitution and by-laws is that all the business of the association will be done in the Executive meetings that will be held at our quarterly meetings. This is why we really encourage each church to have someone there at these meetings. Each church can have at least 3 members there to vote and give input on the items that come up. So when this happens the fellowship room here at the office is not big enough to handle this many members, especially now with the social distancing that we need to practice, so these Executive meetings will be held at different churches. This past meeting was held at Millry Baptist Church and they agreed to host these executive meeting this entire year. If our schedules will conflict with some other meetings of Millry Baptist we will move to another church but for now all executive meetings this year is at Millry Baptist church and all the information about these meetings will be sent to all our churches by mail or email. We will be working with other churches in our Association to host this meeting in the coming years.

Every week I get a blog from George Yates who is a Church Health Strategist who helps pastors, churches and individuals to becoming effective and fulfilling their God-given purpose.

A couple of weeks back that blog was titled “ Unity: Where has it Gone” In this thought he spoke of two men who where on opposite sides of the aisle on many issues, but they still worked together while in office and later on in life as they left office. George goes on to say that Jesus” entire life demonstrated unity between He and the Father. Jesus says in Jn. 17: 2021- I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, and that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent me.

It is true that our nation needs prayer, yet our greatest need may be unity in the body of Christ first so that the world around us might believe in God and in Jesus Christ.”

Serving Him Together

Bro. Larry Thompson





Contact Information  
Washington Baptist Association
14810 St Stephens Ave
Mail: P.O. Box 1447
Chatom, Alabama 36518
Phone (251)847-2753
Fax 251-847-6404

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Caring Hearts is looking for volunteers to help one day a week to run the register and straighten up the front. If you are a committed individual willing to work one day a week, call Lanette at the Washington Baptist Association, 251-847-2753 Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm to schedule an interview.

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    – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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    – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursday
    – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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